This Includes You
“This includes you”
Col. 4:20 NLT
Remember when they use to pick teams at school for a softball game? The two most athletic kids agreed to be the captains and then they took turns picking kids to be players on their teams. Of course they picked the really good players first until they got down to the few who weren’t so good. Reluctantly, they gestured with a grunt for the inept kids to join the others and the teams were set.
As I reluctantly joined my team, I felt everything but feeling included. I was ashamed of being a poor baseball player, worst on the team-the last pick. I feared that I would be the reason we would lose the game that day.
For those of us who have been subjected to performance ranking in christianity, whether by others or the harsh judgements we put upon ourselves take this encouragement by Apostle Paul to heart. The context of this powerful little statement is Christ is supreme . Jesus has reconciled(included) us.by means of His blood on the cross. There are no bad or good Christians, only Christians. No rankings. We have our captain, Jesus, who calls us to be on the team, engaged in the game by His grace and for His purpose. “This includes you”!